CFIB anxious to see how P.E.I. government proceeds on carbon pricing

Published on April 19, 2017

Erin McGrath-Gaudet, P.E.I. director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) on P.E.I. says small businesses still want a clear direction from the province on carbon pricing.

The CFIB was pleased to see government table a balanced budget and increase the basic personal tax exemption, but says the province’s direction on carbon pricing is still an outstanding issue.

The federal government has mandated a carbon pricing mechanism be in place for Jan. 1, 2018.

“The implementation of carbon pricing has the potential to negatively impact small businesses,” said Erin McGrath-Gaudet, CFIB’s director for P.E.I.

“We will be closely watching to see how government proceeds on this file.”